Newsletter (19 June 2017)
Recent Updates:
Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD72, Tbilisi, Georgia, 14-15 September 2017
Meeting Website Latest Agenda (9 June 2017)   ¶ Fellowship Selection Result
APTLD Fellows to APIGA 2017 Has Been Selected Announcement
Report on Africa TLD Meeting by Gihan Dias  ¶ Announcement

Members News

(.AU auDA)
auDA Members Revolting Against Changes and Transparency and Accountability Disappearing with Demands to Remove Chair

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in May

JPRS Submitted Opinion to ICANN on Reference Japanese Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Second Level

(.NZ InternetNZ)
APRICOT 2017, Ho Chi Minh City

Pinterest Selects Neustar As a New Measurement Partner

DENIC Obtains ICANN Accreditation as New gTLD Data Escrow Agent

(Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ is working on setting up a reserve domain name registry

Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ remains focused on children's projects

Active Survey

Woman in DNS
A new survey has been initiated on the topic of woman in the DNS. Results from this survey will be used to feed into a discussion on the same topic at the APTLD72 Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia (September 14-15 2017). As some of the questions relate to human resources, we recommend that where appropriate, you forward the survey to relevant staff in your organization.

Survey link:


‘Why is the Internet so slow?!’

Event Wrap: AFRINIC 26 and AIS 2017

Open resolvers on IPv6: not as hidden as you think

Event Wrap: CommunicAsia 2017

What stops IPv6 traffic in a dual-stack ISP?

World Summit on the Information Society 2017 Prize Winners Announced

Call for papers open for new ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries

Domain statistics at the center of attention for CENTR registries

CENTR training at EuroDIG attracts more than 45 participants

Internet Society Launches Small Island Developing States Report

For Me the Internet Is Everything: Supporting Local Heroes in Armenia

Trademark Owner Loses Two Domain Name Disputes - On Same
Domain Name

Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP

The Future Internet I Want for Me, Myself and AI

Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name
Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview

Chinese Scientists Have Built First Quantum Network With No Danger
of Being Decrypted

Major Flaw Found in WannaCry Raises Questions on Whether it was Really a Ransomware

NTIA Issues RFC, Asks for Input on Dealing With Botnets and DDoS Attacks

Major Regulatory Changes Needed as Safety and Security Merge, Warns European Commission Report


ICANN59 Guide Now Available

ICANN Board to Hold Public Session During Johannesburg Workshop

ICANN Announces Global Indigenous Ambassador Program

ICANN Publishes FY18 Operating Plan and Budget Proposed for ICANN Board Adoption

DENIC eG Approved as New gTLD Data Escrow Agent

New Report Presents Syntax and Operability Accuracy of WHOIS Data in gTLDs

ICANN Launches Gender Diversity and Participation Survey

Analysis Group to Conduct Independent Review of the Nominating Committee

Six Scripts Integrated into the Second Version of Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR-2)

Request for Proposal: RSSAC Organizational Review

The cross-community working group on use of names of country and territories as TLDs, chartered by the ccNSO and GNSO, has posted its final paper

ccNSO Council Minutes, 18 May

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Revised ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Law: Process and Next Steps

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .PIONEER, .FUJITSU, .OBI, .SHARP, .TOYOTA, and .LEXUS TLDs

Proposed Implementation of GNSO Consensus Policy Recommendations for the Protection of IGO&INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs

Issues Report - ccNSO PDP Retirement and Review Mechanism

Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone Version 2 (RZ-LGR-2)

Draft Framework for the Registry Operator to Respond to Security Threats